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Man Suspected Of Shooting Deputy In Lynwood Fatally Shot After Standoff

A suspect in the shooting of a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed Tuesday following a three-hour standoff.

CBS Los Angeles–08/26/2014

The tide is high. (credit: CBS2's Art Barron)

High Surf Advisory Issued For Los Angeles And Orange Counties

The National Weather Service Friday issued a high surf advisory through the weekend for Los Angeles and Orange County beaches.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/22/2014

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Thousands Of Firearms Destroyed In Annual ‘Gun Melt’ Event

Authorities say nearly 5,000 handguns, rifles and other weapons were destroyed Wednesday as part of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s 21st annual Gun Melt.

08/13/2014

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Supes Reject Plan To Establish Oversight Panel For Sheriff’s Department

Los Angeles County officials Tuesday rejected a plan to create a permanent civilian panel to oversee the Sheriff’s Department.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/05/2014

Authorities say Frank Mendoza (right) was killed by Sheriff's deputies during a near 8-hour standoff last Friday. (credit: Mendoza Family)

Civilian Oversight Committee To Review Deputy-Involved Shootings

Officials reportedly are calling on a civilian oversight committee to assist the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department as they investigate how deputies could have accidentally shot hostages during two separate standoffs in the last four months.

08/04/2014

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Stranded Hikers Rescued In Altadena

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s helicopter rescued two stranded hikers from a trail in the foothills of Altadena, authorities said.

08/04/2014

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Authorities Seek Help To Find ‘Quad Bandit’ In SoCal Bank Robberies

Authorities Friday asked for the public’s help in finding a suspect they refer to as the “Quad Bandit” who allegedly targets multiple banks located within Orange and Los Angeles counties.

CBS Los Angeles–07/25/2014

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Stifling Temperatures Sear The Southland

Temperatures reached the triple digits in much of the San Fernando Valley and 92 in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday but forecasters predict slightly lower afternoon temperatures for Friday.

07/24/2014

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LA County Officials Move To Echo State Water Conservation Effort

Officials in Los Angeles County Tuesday moved to put residents in step with California regulators regarding water wastage.

07/22/2014

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Advocates Say Disabled Often Banned From Voting

At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation’s largest county.

07/09/2014

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Beachgoers Warned About Dangerous Rip Currents During July 4 Weekend

Lifeguards are warning Southland beachgoers about the potential for dangerous rip currents during the holiday weekend.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/03/2014

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Sharp Rise In Whooping Cough Cases Reported In LA County

With the number of whooping-cough cases in California now at an epidemic level, local health officials are reporting a sharp increase in the number of infections in Los Angeles County.

06/27/2014

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57 Convicted Sex Offenders Arrested In Southland ICE Operation

The operation, which concluded Wednesday, resulted in 31 arrests in Los Angeles County, 11 in San Bernardino County, eight in Riverside County, four in Orange County, two in Ventura County and one in Santa Barbara County.

06/06/2014

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DOJ Report: LA County Jails Fall Short In Suicide Prevention

Despite progress in some areas, the Los Angeles County jail system fails to provide sufficient suicide-prevention practices to protect prisoners from self-harm, federal prosecutors announced Friday.

06/06/2014

A Los Angeles County Fire Department official demonstrates the hands-only CPR technique. (Photo courtesy LA County Fire)

No More Mouth-To-Mouth: ‘Sidewalk CPR’ Training Offers Hands-Only Technique

People across Los Angeles County Thursday learned lifesaving “hands only” cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/05/2014

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